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The Car battery amped up !!! :)

by chinamanch



Date Published

Dec. 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

932 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz


This is an upgrade of the original the Car battery to an amped version a departure from the ol Athlon 870k and 16 GB ddr3 to the Ryzen 3. tried to keep the cost low as much as I can. The GPU the case, Hard drives was reused. for this build the H60 cfm was added to keep things cool. the Athlon 870k will be resurrected as soon as can get my hands on a Cougar QBX soon. Starting to Overclock so far reached 3.9 Ghz @ V core 1.38750 Ram cranked up RAM to 9633 Mhz in XMP profile. very stable no BSD everything is working flawlessly. I'm very satisfied with this build and playing Doom, Fallout 4 titan Fall Battlefield 1 from 60 Fps up just great !!

from red led to RGB :p I said no RGB for me but hey... here I go. kinda disappointed I thought fan speed control is integrated with the remote but it aint, colors only grrrr.... :o the fans are quite ok they are silent but it would be much better if you can control fan speed it with the remote.

Next on the list is storage bank upgrade a couple of 2 terra 2.5 inch firecudas will do :)

Part Reviews


Entry level processor for on the budget builds no wallet ripper. though can be a bit finicky to OC :) Managed to OC in the BIOS to 3.8 Ghz at 1.28750 Volts.

CPU Cooler

A very good AIO that keep things cool and running and does not require additional brackets to fit AM4 sockets. Perfect for ITX case though the tubes are a bit long but no big y they are quite flexible.


A very attractive board easy to install and a very nice UEFI bios layout very easy to use I would have given 5 stars if not for the cmos reset jumper which is hard to access if you are using long gpu and itx case can be a pain if you frequently reset cmos when you are over clocking. Wifi is great. Aesthetically pleasing,


xmp profile set to 2933 rock steady. stock timings no overclocking and perfectly stable.


Massive storage for my games at a small foot print. perfect for mini ITX case.


Massive storage for my movies and stuff at a small foot print. perfect for mini ITX case.

Video Card

Works great for me and at 145 Watts power consumption this card runs cool though it can be quite noisy if you are really working it. 1080p gaming heaven with enough muscle to run all current games from high to ultra settings.

Comments Sorted by:

Gentleman00 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I'd advise replacing that power supply. VS series from Corsair is the lowest-end and they are the most risky from all of the PSUs from Corsair. If it dies, it might take your whole system with it.

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

thanks for the advice.

Nater650 1 point 16 months ago

RMx and RMi units are pretty good

Gentleman00 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I prefer Seasonic M12II.

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Otterman366 13 Builds 0 points 6 months ago

I think you commented on the wrong build…

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

And I think you're 9 months late bud.

spydo111 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

How does the 1300x run?

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I haven't tested it fully yet I need more time with it play testing and biosOC testing in my current setup I have to rip the gpu out since it blocks the cmos jumper every time I need to reset cmos :(

spydo111 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

So it doestn't run all smoot then? Goodluck!

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

:P for your info It runs like a dream....boi :) just let me finish with the benchmarks ;)

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Finally !!! replaced the VS450 psu to a Silverstone 450 sfx :) reliable power delivery this time.